Hastings Museum Largest municipal museum between Chicago & Denver
  • HM Up Close

    Ready player One Movie
    Ready Player One Brings '80s Nostalgia to the Museum

    In the year 2045, the real world is a harsh place. In the OASIS, you can go anywhere, do anything, ... Read Article »

    Kool-Aid Man is promoting a new product!

    Kool-Aid Man is done breaking through people’s walls to promote his eponymous flavored drink mix, at least for a new ... Read Article »

    Chappaquiddick with Jason Clarke & Kate Mara

    On July 18, 1969, Sen. Ted Kennedy drives his car off of a bridge on Massachusetts’ Chappaquiddick Island. The accident ... Read Article »

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  • Events at the Museum

    summer fun 2018 LogoSummer Fun Youth Classes | Enrollment NOW OPEN for Members & Non-Members. Classes are offered for kids Pre-K to Grade 6 in the areas of history, art, and science. Check out our full list of classes. Scholarships are available. Join us!

    FREE Solar Observing | Sat, May 26 | 11 am – Noon
     Weather Permitting | We offer an opportunity for you to use a specially equipped telescope to safely look at the sun – to get an up close look at the star at the center of our solar system!

    FREE First Friday | June 1 | 5-8 pm
    Museum admission is FREE from 5-8pm on the first Friday of every month! Sponsored by Quality Sound & Communications.

    Edison and Tesla Up CloseTesla vs. Edison | Fri, June 8 10-11am & Sat, June 9, 11 am-Noon | Did you know there was a historic battle over who would build and control the U.S. power grid? It was one of the greatest rivalries of all time! Inventor Thomas Edison vs. scientist and inventor Nicola Tesla had a struggle that still reverberates today.

    Preschool Playday:  The Art of Nature| Sat, June 9 | 10-10:45 am Join us as we explore the world outside. We will draw using nature’s textures, learn how a flower grows, and make a one of a kind nature collage. To end the class, we will make a tree to take home.